MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Several beach-goers in Muskegon County are doing their part to keep the beach clean.
On Saturday, several people from the "adopt-a-beach" program gathered at Pere Marquette in Muskegon to clean up the mess, others left behind.
The groups keep track of the garbage they pick up and each year, cigarette butts are the biggest find.
"Today is about collecting information about the trash that is left behind, so we can craft solutions, and educate the public about how to reduce the trash", says Jamie Cross, Manager of Adopt a Beach.
Some of the odd pieces of trash included a rusty bucket, shotgun shell, balloons and luminaries. The trash can be hazardous for wildlife and beach goers who walk barefoot.